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getting. thousands marching. with rallies both for and against the outcome of russia's parliamentary elections. and most slander washington's criticism saying no one should question the choices made by the russian people should be life in the capsule in just the way they. treat in store europe's power players to change the fabric of the e.u. national leaders get ready for a fight they prepare for a last chance summit. well
these are much more twenty four hours a day. thousands of people marched in key russian cities on tuesday as both government supporters and protesters voiced their reaction to sunday's parliamentary elections in central moscow opposition protesters complained of alleged voting fraud faced off with supporters of the majority united russia party but across life not talk or spondon. so take us through how the rallies turned out . well we saw more of these clashes between the police and protesters last night again day with the opposition rallies and the pro-government rallies going on in the center thousands of opposition protesters turning out. what they call a violations of the election no number of arrests make it
six hundred. days. later position the opposition members and so the opposition parties as well know the have the criticisms and some of that will be seen as heavy handed tactics by. like the riot police detaining a lot of these protesters but we do have to point out i was numb sanctioned rally that was happening also and not just in most of it another key cities around but you see this movement spreading i think people like to say quite a number of arrests made last night you know waiting into this case the election date that we've had hillary clinton calling the elections in russia and i just read . those comments had been planned by mosco he called them unacceptable saying that the u.s. should first and foremost be looking to its own election system and that is for the russian people to define russia's feature we can hear the response from president the fate of. the conclusion about the sufficiency or insufficiency of parties is an
area of responsibility for the russian authorities not for international organizations if they monitor the quality of elections and violations that's one thing but the issue of the country's political system is none of their business they will soon be telling us how to write our constitution we're going to get close to. the russians foreign minister you will say i think that it was a nice tool for the us to simply apply cliches without trying to understand probably what's going on within the country you know with the elections it is worth remembering that there was seven hundred international observers during that entire process and the response from them to the election proceedings was mixed but it was certainly hope that their votes than in the entire process would go some way to easing some of the continued criticisms that we're hearing sara that the makeup of the new team the russians know house apartment is getting pretty clear and i'll give us the details of that if you can. but the final votes the still being counted
the final results expected within a couple of days but it is pretty clear right now what it's going to look like no surprises that you know each of us has come out in front of the communist party in second place a fair russia taking their place and the liberal democratic process. in full now what it wasn't a surprise that united russia came out front what was surprising with the figure is they failed to break through that psychological percentage barrier fifty percent now the state duma works on proportional representation say how that percentage translates into seats in the dream is going to look like united russia will hold about two hundred thirty eight seats not seventy seven less the than they were in the back in two thousand and seven it means they've lost their teeth they called the majority party her united russia saying that they gave to be looking to work much more closely with the opposition parties that are going fast to be making compromises to get more of a decision because the public's the board's i've reflected in the result seen
by many as reflecting a wiser political shift amongst the meat of voters here in the country. ok thank you sara for three porting from moscow there thank you. let's get some perspective now from political analyst sometimes on the sort of on off but thank you for joining us here on our t.v. once again the protesters held an unsanctioned gathering what options should the activists be taking to get their point across without breaking the law that well they broke the law they should do it. if they want. to be engaged in some. meetings and. instead of just going out with. fighting with police and the. activists now as we heard the ruling united russia party will now hold on just overhaul of
the seats in the state duma how's that going to affect decision making there for next five years in your opinion. well there reason only not rockets fall many coalition waves all the pulses in the stadium at the state majority they already have that is enough they have reached the old constitutional majority for years they will need to have that sixty six percent. but it's still very have enough leverage to households right now and i think. these. for the whole of its action will be solid and dominated by the united russia now looking ahead to the presidential vote just months away now with that in their routine why they expected to return to the kremlin how might this week's results influence the race for the top spot. influence
a tremendously because of the disappointments of all middle class is growing given the fact there was no evidence alternative and no you face in politics so i think when blood it was in for all this i think he's going to face a lot of problems just like in this stadium elections that he's. maybe getting to be elected president in the fall of the elections maybe only in the second to or if he will be elected. that everybody understands that the political future of russia was determined for the next six years all the september twenty fourth now looking wider a field ahead of us once a full investigation into the next says is that going to damage across the atlantic diplomacy. you know this the plans of diplomacy has already damaged some off the ends of the cell defense system still the u.s.
system being sold in europe and very little consensus being achieved in that between russia and the u.s. and so this new incident is not going to have to be already. strained relations between russia and the west. as. it's a domestic so. any foreign power to be and yes to intervene in the process so i don't think we're going to see many all the inspectors from the us here in russia. investigating what has been going on here. apparently that their life in the city resigned. and i was on a sort of on a thank you for joining us how naughty. well we're closely following the author of sunday's elections on the protests that have been taking place in the russian capital or you tube channel has lined up the latest videos of what's happening so far and updates on our web site www dot com and while you're there you can tell us
what you think about the protests. this is a leader in the poll a third of you now see it as a warm up to bigger protests the next brings presidential elections slightly fewer say the rallies in more than just a few dissatisfied people and twenty percent of you put it down to being the nature of the developing civil society and the rest say it's politicians looking for attention tell us how you see it go to r.t. dot com to have your say and still ahead this hour. the russian markets are slightly higher and it's right on wednesday but as troops moved across russia's capital on tuesday traders were reaching for the botton as. well snowball into math to send more in business in about fifteen minutes. american corporate occupy protesters are being allowed back into a new orleans park after getting permission from a federal judge well lawmaker has already called for an investigation into claims
of police misconduct in dealing with the activists of the movement shows no signs of dying down across america with thousands demonstrating nearly three months after the first protests in new york the heavy police presence isn't being scaled back either portnoy reports. when the very people employed to protect americans. leave thousands with bruised body. burned i. locked behind bars tasting their own blood. the land of the free dops an entirely new image. are you going to work. for the. dog walker. in recent months u.s. police officers have made an enemy. of those citizens using their freedom of speech
to protest against corporate greed and corrupt politics today's breed of american law enforcement is dressed in riot gear and armed with heavy weaponry body armor flash bangs tear gas and lethal projectiles. as tens of thousands of americans assemble cops have been accused of creating confrontation not diffusing it. with. a level of police brutality so bad a former marine sergeant couldn't stay silent was. a word better in who survived two tours in iraq was seriously injured by local police officers using flash grenades canisters against occupy protesters but you knew that you know twenty four year old scott olsen was hospitalized with serious
head injuries. in seattle the oldest victim of the police turned paramilitary was in eighty four activist temporarily blinded by pepper spray the united states which bills itself as the pillar of international law and democratic freedoms has consistently placed itself on the world stage as the self-appointed beacon of moral authority we call upon the iranian government to abide by the international obligations that it has to respect the rights of its own people instead of respect in the rights of his own people. without the chose the path of brutal suppression. innocent civilians were imprisoned in some cases beaten meanwhile at home. as descend in america grows louder many say washington's glasshouse of hypocrisy has shown beautiful symmetry they launched people would be able to have freedom of speech but they don't want that freedom to interfere with them in any way to be in
any way disruptive or challenging to them the line that traditionally separated us soldiers from civilian law enforcement has arguably been overeats least by what is being dubbed the american military is the police targeting context for nature in the foundation of american principles such as to mock the sea and human rights incidentally the same principles you ask you. all other countries about bring up the artsy new york. but on the way free from a dictator but far from prosperity court on how the ins are trying to piece their lives back together keeping their weapons close to half. the eurozone is facing immense pressure to come up with a decisive rescue plan to its worst ever debt crisis summit in brussels they this week is considered the last chance for the euro even leaders are expected to pour
over the french and german leaders idea of revising this been treaty the two thousand and nine agreement which move in eyes to how it works president sarkozy and chancellor merkel one party controls on the power to impose cuts on the bailed out members greece the epicenter of the crisis has just approved next year's austerity measures you can see that has come across for some minutes to come too late but it's crisis time for the euro with a vital summit on friday in brussels which could determine the feet of the single currency there has to be a quick and a solid fix of this instability and political conflict on some kind. common basis between especially france and germany in the next days or weeks or we're going to see a systemic crisis erupted out of this which would be i think to no one's interests yet more problems with us readings agency standard and poor's downgrade ing six
eurozone members states why the markets are now so alarmed is that the market down me also include the two economic powerhouses germany and france there isn't really an see the cure to the euro zone's ills as fiscal union centralizing economic control over sovereign budgets they blame the crisis on a lack of discipline with some member states breaking budget rules and running up huge deficits but some critics say this is precisely the wrong approach. the members that have become part of the eurozone project are very much different from one another and cannot provide a common homogenous currency space that's what has become so obvious under the present situation now they want to resolve the problem by introducing more centralization centralization is the root cause of the problem. up to no the rescue strategy has been based on patching up the weakest economy with bailouts which some
say is merely a band-aid solution and the wrong medicine for a terminally ill patient. to save the eurozone. trying to rearrange chairs thinking ship the fiscal union q is no quick fix and also could open up a new minefield as it needs domestic political approval across the e.u. to revise the lisbon treaty the block's effective constitution and rule book london has already warned of a veto if its interests are threatened while hostility towards europe e.u. citizens suffering austerity measures to build out banks and reckless governments could mean stiff opposition as well as anger losing domestic control over national budgets yet another obstacle for france and germany they know they have already lost the battle so we are in a prison
a dilemma the people have taken the wrong decisions from the very beginning but. they don't want to get to the public that they are wrong and that they have been wrong because if they admit this they would have to step down right away the fate of the euro has occupied the headlines for most of the year but the failure to stem the mounting difficulties puts friday's summit in a different light the end is nine for good or for bad with most observers saying this crisis is nearing its day of reckoning your work is going off already germany . but there's one thing that's been repeatedly called for during the drawn out you were crisis leadership. from germany's free democratic party says it's time it is took full responsibility for their economies more in that next hour here not. now the new libyan government has vowed to see all on militias out of the capital by
the end of the month shipley's been flooded with former rebels ever since they stormed into come gadhafi in august since the dictator's killing of libyans are rebuilding their lives but has a son a boy who reports challenges still lie ahead. after months of waking up to gunfire residents of tripoli now have to get used to a new alarm until the city of two million people has an extensive rooster population and the birds have all but replaced rifle chatter at the heralds of the million dollar. there was no exchange of gunfire the situation is ok. while the revolutionary rush has spared hardly any wall in tripoli people here are clearly fatigued by eight months of civil war this may be deliberate and believe it's very few wanted to break free from the obligations of the old regime on the surface it seems that the normal life in tripoli has been restored the city where many homes didn't have access to face to face life in few months ago already has
its fountains up and running but the new leafy is still facing the danger of running in wrong in the shallow waters of international politics much for its absence remain frozen limiting the government's ability to pay salaries and profit it has already become a major down part of the revolutionary spirit we first met muhammad in august on the frontlines of bani walid one of the final strongholds of the get out here regime a former and nearing student he joined two of his brothers in what he says was a win or die fight for freedom because at the beginning everything was absolutely peaceful there were no guns we want to freedom and fairness but then the dictator used gone far against us and we lost money on rebels three months later mohammad is definitely in the driver's seat revels of the country's new heroes popular with women and the public at large if not with a rifle by his side muhammad would be like
a twenty seven year old in any country cruising around on a saturday night goodness. and it's not like he was under privileged under gadhafi regime he certainly leaves in a three hundred square meal. house in the prestigious area of tripoli they say the revolution has brought them along the way to democracy but is yet to translate into concrete benefits we have free education on health care on the gadhafi of course we expected to remain free but it also needs to be improved the new authorities also have to decrease prices and raise salaries so that ordinary people can join all the benefits of the revolution. here exactly how the new government can afford to do so in a country a ruling by war and stripped of much of its budgetary income is every bit as good as the forty two years of got his rule had told libyans to rely on government for just about everything and the level of expectations and the storage is is very high
. i have big plans for my life in a year or so god willing i want to finish my education get a good job and save enough money to mari it's all become possible for us now. and in national economies i'm not so. i think the fact that they were willing to destabilize a regime that had demonstrably one of the highest living standards in north africa goes to show the fact that they were not so interested in what benefited the people as a whole in the first place they were more interested in forming their their economic ties to two american oil companies yet for the moment the future seems bright not least because it's also very blurred actually garvey tripoli. a sunni muslim terror group in pakistan has a responsibility for the twin suicide bombings that killed sixty people of afghanistan on tuesday is the worst outbreak of sectarian violence in the country since then to occupation began ten years ago the victims of the blasts were shiite
muslims who are marking into the disposal of the taliban which has condemned the violence as nato orchestrated the attacks took place to stay in afghanistan u.s. meadowlands is reducing its troop presence ahead of the show you pull out right into fourteen right now though it faces a supply crisis over pakistan at its border to know tell me about its killed dozens of its troops last month when it's pakistani author tariq ali thinks the airstrike was deliberate but poorly calculated. the new no it was a pakistani trick because they had been given the maps they knew it wasn't a mistake. it bombed it and it's created a complete crisis within the pakistani military and that kind of creates lot to do you stabilizing the one institution member country which has held it together for good or for bad. that's the pakistani military what they're trying to do they're
trying to instigate a civil war in pakistan prior to direct intervention an occupation i can't quite believe because it's not going to be easy so it's a weak leader whether it was authorized by washington or whether it was a local decision i don't know well who did it didn't do the united states any faith that's. more world news now on to the border between israel and the gaza strip where the israeli air strike has hit a group of militants leaving one person dead and several injured guards or officials say the fighting erupted on tuesday israeli troops moved into a buffer zone east of gaza city palestinian militants in gauge them in a gun battle which was followed by israeli aircraft flying a missile at them israel's military claims it was targeting insurgents squads who were preparing to fire rockets into the south of the country. yemen's prime minister is that country's on the verge of civil war as an interim government will
be formed on wednesday the week of clashes between the military that antiwar if you protest has resulted in the deaths of more than to put the city of tire trouble began ten months ago with opposition back protest saying it's going to put now signed a deal to hand over power to the vice president. egypt's new prime minister says the ruling army will grant him extra powers if he works to appoint a new cabinet. pointed a new finance minister on tuesday is expected to reveal a new interior minister they told wednesday new powers come after critics accuse them of the tree of not giving the last cabinet enough authority. a few minutes time how europe's excessive government debt reverberating around the world economy as we discuss the risks and the possible way out that's out of the business update here.
hello and a very warm welcome to the program the russian markets have started a new trading session that's after falling the most in two weeks on choose day and they say reports of political tension in the country pushed investors into cash in acosta is live at the stock exchange how do you marina so how are the markets before making an early trade. getting around the percent which is a completely different picture than what we saw yesterday when the r.t.s. . decide its importance on the south why this is all happening and that is because this is the concern about the political after sunday's parliamentary election and that's why we saw in support for. mike to forty and markets russian markets accept the losses. the further back the premise of a lot of your points and said that the shop of the government if we won the presidential elections in march investors are mainly concerned about the impact of
any substantial political upheaval on major state owned companies not the same time and this we've spoken to say that if tension continues you could see russian market stall by as much as contempt was sent at the same time other analysts say that the drop is maybe a reflection of fear by international investors rather the russian ones and that the situation should normalize pretty soon now other factors playing into this is of course russia's continued capital flight which could reach eighty five billion dollars this year and of course the situation in europe as well how to matters the ratings agency standard and poor's has warned that it could make a blanket downgrade all figures and countries if friday's east summit fail so we only rankle truman once and impose the fiscal discipline of frost of the currency so there you have it we have election jitters capital flight of the e.u.
that possible lately and so what we're seeing happen with the russian market see there are enough not so if that indeed and let's now have a look at those figures what the my six is high as you can see from the screen point eight percent on the r.t.s. is gaining a quarter of a percent the sell off. having all to asia shares here on the rise so folding overnight gays and wall street the sentiment that basically supported by a recent report by financial times saying more rescue funding may be available to help you use troubled members exporters are on the rise in japan with sony edging five percent meanwhile resource. gaining in hong kong now with meaningful freshen of china is up more than two percent. and finally current prices are stuck between gains and losses around the previous day's closing level as investors a staying on the sidelines ahead of the summit of european leaders. friday members of the meeting are expected to discuss plans for tighter fiscal regulations and trade it changes slightly it is not trading at over one hundred one dollars per
barrel the french plan to use that one hundred ten dollars per barrel. and the privatization program in russia could get off to a rapid start next year the boss of the country's biggest lenders their bank says it will be ready to go to the market as soon as the global financial situation stabilizes her mcgrath is also upbeat about the bank's prospects in twenty twelve saying it will be difficult for the sector but his farm will outperform the market . you can image that however the world economy develops the next year will not be very easy for us we call our business plan moderately optimistic so according to it are critical for you should grow to about twenty four percent that's better than the market which we expect to grow to around twenty percent although we also are ready for a more pessimistic scenario where the situation in europe worsens and the oil price falls to between sixty and seventy dollars per barrel. that's it for now another
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